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Full Time Age Group Position

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Tennessee Aquatics

Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

with Tennessee Aquatics

Full Time Age Group Coach Position

Tennessee Aquatics (TNAQ) is currently accepting applications for a Full-Time Age Group coaching position. Tennessee Aquatics is a USA Swimming registered year round swimming and diving team serving athletes of all levels by offering USA Swimming and USA Diving competitive programs, USMS masters swimming, non-competitive swim groups, and lessons programs. Tennessee Aquatics is a Level 3 Program in USA Swimming’s Club Recognition Program and is consistently one of the top teams at Junior Nationals. The club trains at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center and the University’s Student Aquatic Center, allowing our athletes access to 30 SCY lanes and 18 LCM lanes during the competitive season.

Tennessee Aquatics is looking for an individual who is energetic, knowledgeable, ethical, and able to effectively communicate with parents, fellow coaches, and swimmers of all ages. Candidates should be organized, professional, and understand the importance of leading by example while inspiring a love for swimming and healthy competition. Candidates must be able to work as part of a coaching team and be, or become, ASCA Certified Level 1. Candidates must also be, or become, current on all applicable certifications (First Aid, CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches) required by USA Swimming for non-athlete coach membership. Starting date is August 18, 2019.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, management of meet entries, attendance at meets (1 to 2 per month), roster management, attendance at coaches meetings, writing/coaching practices, administrative duties as assigned with office hours, tracking performance, and communicating with parents/conducting parent meetings. Candidates must be able to work in conjunction with other staff to develop progressive season plans that help swimmers develop proper stroke techniques and optimal swim progressions. Coaches are also expected to help grow the competitive team’s membership and help plan and organize team activities/events.

Age Group Practices: afternoon practices are held Monday – Friday 4:30-7:00 PM throughout the school year (summer schedule is different), Saturday practices are held at 7:30-10:00 AM. Additionally, the coach will be required to attend 1 to 2 meets a month.

Coach Membership Requirements: www.usaswimming.org/coachmember
Intellicorp Level 2 Criminal Background Check
Athlete Protection Training (APT) Course
First Aid, CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches
TN State Concussion Waiver (http://health.state.tn.us/tbi/concussion.htm)

Salary is commensurate with experience and skill set.  If interested please send a resume, cover letter, and references to Larry Hough at [email protected]

Grand Cayman — Swim School Coordinator/Assistant Swim/Synchro Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club, Other
Camana Bay Aquatic Club

Location: Unnamed Road, Cayman Islands

with Camana Bay Aquatic Club

Camana Bay Aquatic Club is growing.  We are looking for the right person to help us continue to expand our programs.  We are looking for someone to coordinate and develop our established swim school program as well as serve as an assistant coach for our competitive swimming and synchro programs. 

 

WE WANT YOU TO:

  • Create and maintain a positive relationship with the athletes, families and all staff involved to assist CBAC in reaching its goal of being one of the premier aquatic clubs in the region
  • Oversee the operation of the swim school as well as assisting with the  junior competitive and artistic swimming programs
  • Teach and model the importance of good sportsmanship, competitive spirit and teamwork in a positive environment
  • Be a proactive self-starter who can adapt to a changing environment and get things done
  • Inspire, mentor, and support young people to find a passion for aquatic sports
  • Motivate and train a diverse group of athletes from all age and ability levels
  • Facilitate programs while maintaining the highest safety standards at all times
  • Assist with all team operations such as, but not exclusive to, team building events, fundraising, promotions in the community, uniforms, swim meets and awards, monthly newsletters, and extra educational seminars
  • Promote aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands

 

Requirements:

  • High school diploma (university preferred) 
  • A current coach-member in good standing with a FINA recognized governing organization
  • A minimum of 2 years swim coaching experience (or equivalent)
  • A current and valid CPR certification and First Aid Training
  • Demonstrated ability to function at a high level in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills and experience with basic office software (TeamUnify experience preferred)
  • Leadership experience in a swim school program
  • University-level written and verbal communication skills   
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and organization with the ability to manage multiple projects  
  • Amazing references from prior coaching positions

Head Swim Coach — Grand Cayman

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Club, Other
Camana Bay Aquatic Club

Location: 95 Minerva Dr, Cayman Islands

with Camana Bay Aquatic Club

Camana Bay Aquatic Club is looking for a dynamic leader to help us build our already established team.  The ideal candidate will have the skills and experience to work with current staff, the club board of directors, member families, and swimmers to develop and implement a plan for the future of our club.  

We want you to: 

  • Oversee and operate the competitive swim programs as well as helping the rest of CBAC staff in operating all club programs
  • Operate an aquatics club that allows all levels of athlete to excel in the sport while teaching the importance of sportsmanship, competitive spirit and teamwork 
  • Motivate, inspire, and support a range of diverse athletes from pre-competitive to elite levels
  • Develop and implement comprehensive training programs and run senior and development level group practices while maintaining the highest safety standards at all times 
  • Oversee coaches, staff, and volunteers involved with the aquatic programs 
  • Develop a positive club spirit, pride, and presence during practices and at competitions
  • Collaborate with other coaches on the island to be able to develop Cayman Islands swimming as a premier swimming nation in the region
  • Ensure continuity of teaching progressions from the introductory level to the elite level training squad of the club 
  • Collaborate with the staff and Board of CBAC to create and implement projects and innovative aquatic programs (including new offerings, camps, events, etc.)
  • Assist with all team operations such as, but not exclusive to, team building events, fundraising, promotions in the community, uniforms, swim meets and awards, monthly newsletters, and extra educational seminars
  • Promote aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands

Requirements

  • High school diploma (university preferred) 
  • A minimum of 5 years high-level coaching experience
  • A current coach-member in good standing with a FINA recognized governing organization
  • A current and valid CPR and first aid certificate
  • Proven ability to grow an aquatic program
  • Expertise & experience in developing an elite level competitive training program including dry-land and psychological elements
  • Proven ability to implement technical swimming knowledge including technique, training, and season planning for all levels
  • Strong computer skills and experience with basic office software (Meet Manager and Team Unify experience preferred)
  • University-level written and verbal communication skills   
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and organization with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Amazing references from prior coaching positions

Lead Competitive Coach

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club, Recreational
Piranhas Aquatic Club

Location: Elk Grove, CA, USA

with Piranhas Aquatic Club

Piranhas Aquatic Club is seeking a lead competitive coach to work with swimmers in our
competitive team. Piranhas Aquatic Club is a year-round USA swimming program in the
Elk Grove area. The organization also offers USMS Masters Swimming,  and a summer recreational swim team.

Job Responsibilities

  • On-deck coaching and prep from generally from 6-7:30 am and 3:30-7:30 pm Monday-Friday.
  • Responsible for daily, weekly, and season planning for the competitive team in coordination with the Head Coach and will typically attend 1-2 meets per month.
  • Works directly with the Head Coach to develop and oversee curriculum and practice schedules for the competitive team.
  • Works directly with the Head Coach to maintain the direction of the program to follow the long-term plan. Assist the Head Coach in developing this plan.
  • Assist with administrative duties for the team, which includes communication to swimmers and parents, develop and implement strategies to retain swimmers and assist with marketing and development of all PAC programs.
  • Supervision of the assistant coaches as assigned by the Head Coach. This includes oversight of training plans, schedules and other.
  • Attend all meets as agreed upon with the head coach. Assist with travel meets for all meets attended for groups that the coach oversees.

Compensation

Compensation for this position is based on qualifications and availability. Reimbursement for travel and team related expenses.  Team provides funding for coach educational opportunities.

Head Swim Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Delta Aquatic Club

Location: Cleveland, MS, USA

with Delta Aquatic Club

The Delta Aquatic Club of Cleveland, MS, is currently looking for a full-time Head Coach. The Delta Aquatic Club is an age-group swimming program teaching children from 5-18 years of age, from beginners to elite swimmers.  This position requires the management of the entire aquatic swim program which includes, but is not limited to the hiring and scheduling of assistant coaches, recruiting new swimmers, strategic planning, working collaboratively with DAC Board of Directors, developing an operational budget, building relationships with MS Swim officials, coordinating swim meets to be hosted in Cleveland, and partnering and building relationships with other swim coaches and clubs throughout the state and surrounding states.  Salary will be based on experience.

 

Learn to Swim Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Aquatics Staff
  • Level of Team Club
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, Phuket, Thailand

Location: Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort Thep Krasatti, Thalang Phuket, Thailand

with Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, Phuket, Thailand

–       Preparing and implementing the learn to swim and the UWC classes under the assistance of the learn to swim manager.

–       Preparing and implementing the learn to swim program for the Thai schools that train in Thanyapura.

–       Whatever tasks are determined by the Learn to swim manager for the schedule, including taking kids to the toilet or to another activity, if required.

–       Ensure the aquatics facilities are in good condition and that the appropriate department –engineering/lifeguards- maintains the aquatic facilities in top shape.

Head Coach/Program Director – Des Moines, IA

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Des Moines Swimming Federation

Location: Des Moines, IA, USA

with Des Moines Swimming Federation

Head Swimming Coach – Des Moines Swimming Federation
Des Moines Swimming Federation – the oldest swimming club in the Des
Moines metro – is looking to hire a full-time head coach to continue our
long history of swimming and cultural excellence, helping us foster an
environment where young athletes can thrive.

We are seeking a leader who is passionate about the sport of swimming
and helping kids learn the values of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Candidates should be a role model our athletes can look up to and seek
guidance from as they set out to achieve their goals, but most importantly,
someone who believes in our team’s mission of providing the opportunity
for every swimmer to progress to the competitive level he or she is
capable of and desires to achieve.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 Establishes an environment that fosters positive team attitudes, and
encourages individual self-discipline, sportsmanship and
responsibility. Builds a fun and safe environment for athletes, families
and fellow coaches.
 Serves as primary coach for the team, responsible for all levels of
swimming in the program. This includes:
o Setting team performance goals, and developing season
training plans and daily workouts to progress swimmers and
show success and improvement
o Setting training groups and criteria for advancement
o Being the on-deck coach for one or more training groups, and
overseeing consistent implementation stroke and training
principles throughout all levels

o Providing direct evaluation and guidance to athletes to help
them meet their training goals, and disciplining swimmers per
DMSF policies and procedures
o Determining the team’s meet schedule and attending meets
and DMSF-hosted meets and events

 Acts as DMSF’s director of staff, working with the board to recruit,
hire, supervise and develop assistant coaching staff. This includes:
o Scheduling staff to cover practices and meets
o Planning and directing coaching meetings
o Developing staff training to help coaches and overall team
progress
o Leading by example
 Performs team administration functions, with support from team
financial coordinator and Board. This includes:
o Developing and promoting all DMSF-hosted swim meets
o Sharing meet information from other swim clubs
o Managing DMSF website and social media channels
o Managing and publishing team’s master calendar, with
practices, meets, events, etc.
o Maintaining systems, equipment and technology to operate
meets and practices. Training coaching staff and volunteers as
necessary.

 Communicates professionally and regularly with coaches, athletes
and parents. Maintains positive relationships with the local and state
swimming community and school districts/facilities directors.
Represents the team with Iowa Swimming.
 Attends all DMSF Board meetings and executive sessions, and all
regional/state USA Swimming meetings.

Qualifications
 5+ years as a head coach or assistant head coach of a USA
Swimming Club
 Current USA certification and coaching requirements; ASCA Level 3
or higher preferred
 Solid knowledge of stroke theory and training physiology

 Experience developing athletes of all ages and swim experience
 Experience leading and mentoring assistant coaching staff
 Bachelor’s degree preferred
Ideal candidate possesses:
 Clear, cooperative communication style
 Strong team-building and organizational skills
 Decisive and confident decision-making
 Positive, can-do attitude, and accountability to ensure things get done
 Solid personal ethics, including honesty, respect and integrity

Competitive compensation to be negotiated

 

Premier Aquatics of Central Kentucky seeks Head Swim Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Premier Aquatics of Central Kentucky (PACK)

Location: Premier Aquatics of Central Kentucky, Versailles, KY, USA

with Premier Aquatics of Central Kentucky (PACK)

Premier Aquatics of Central Kentucky (PACK) is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. We are a volunteer/parent board governed 501c3 non-profit USA certified swim team consisting of 45-55 swimmers ages 6-18. During Short Course season we train at Falling Springs in Versailles,Ky and at Tates Creek Pool in Lexington,Ky for Long Course. PACK finished 5th in State for 12 and under and 8th in State for 13 and overs for the 2018-2019 Short Course Season.

Our mission is to provide a fun and supportive environment in which to train, strengthen and motivate young athletes of all abilities to be quality swimmers and responsible members of the community. Our Core Values are Proficiency, Togetherness, Growth, and Community.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience with potential for signing bonus

Head Coach Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

● Teach and demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all relationships and act as a positive role model at all times.

● Plan, prepare for and conduct all team practices, 3 age/ability groups, 4-6 days/week in late afternoon, evening and Saturdays. Includes stroke technique and development, endurance, strength, starts and turns, and dry land workouts.

● Provide appropriate and constructive on-deck coaching during meets, including travel meets. Currently attend approximately 1 meet per month + age group state meets.

● Supervise, recommend for hire and evaluate assistant coaches.

● Work with assistant coaches to develop and implement appropriate training plans for all swimmers at all levels.

● Work with assistant coaches to maintain safety and consistent growth and development of every swimmer.

  • Meet with swimmers to discuss goals for short course and long course seasons Assist with development of schedules including practice and meet selection.
  • Plan and prepare entries for all meets.
  • Participate in meetings with peers, supervisors and support staff as requested.
  • Work effectively with Board Members to promote overall goals/mission of the team
  • Facilitate effective communication with parents, swimmers, and other swim teams about everything related to the team’s operations.

Required Current Certifications:

● Must currently hold or be willing to obtain (by the start of Short Course season) all appropriate and valid licenses/certifications and registrations for USA swimming and Safe Sport trainings to be a USA Swim Coach

Minimum Qualifications:

● Satisfactory background check and referral check.
● Experience as a swim instructor, swim coach or competitive swimmer.
● Basic computer knowledge.
● Passion to invest in the growth and development of every swimmer and the team. ● Enthusiasm for working with children ages 6-18.

Four weeks paid vacation corresponding with our seasonal schedule and major holidays off.

The above position will be open until suitable candidates are found with an anticipated start date for August 2019.

All required certification/educational costs incurred for USA Swimming Coaching certification will be reimbursed by PACK pending board approval.

Interested applicants should please include a resume, cover letter, and list of references (as .pdf files) to T[email protected]

Head Coach- Byron Tiger Sharks Swim Club

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Club
Byron Park District

Location: 420 N Colfax St, Byron, IL, USA

with Byron Park District

JOB DESCRIPTION
Responsible for the complete operation of the Tiger Sharks swim team, including practices, swim meets, team communication, website maintenance, swim meet paperwork, volunteer coordination and fundraising.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each essential duty satisfactorily and demonstrate the following competencies. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Thorough knowledge of competitive swimming strokes, turns, starts and regulations.
• Previous age group swim team coaching experience preferred.
• Possess CPR, First Aid and Safety for Swim Coach certifications or ability to obtain and maintain these certifications.
• Currently registered as an USS swim coach or ability to become registered.
• Knowledge of Hy-Tek Meet Manager and Team Manager software.
• Enjoy working with and teaching others, especially children.
• Ability to interact and effectively control groups of children.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Independent functioning.
• Ability to work afternoon/evening hours and weekends.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Organize and attend all scheduled practices and swim meets.
• Effectively design and plan a workout curriculum for all levels with the goal of improving swimmer skills and times.
• Provide constant feedback to participants to facilitate improvement.
• Supervise and evaluate assistant and junior coaches.
• Enforce aquatic rules and policies by maintaining constant surveillance of participants.
• Establish and maintain good communication with participants, parents, coaches & supervisors
• Maintain a positive attitude and act in a professional manner when interacting with patrons, program participants, parents and other staff, at all times.
• Verify that swimmers have all required paperwork/registrations/memberships completed.
• Introduce new families to the sport of competitive swimming and answer their questions
• Maintain a positive team environment and enforce our Code of Conduct policy.
• Create a season outline containing practice schedules, meet schedules, workout goals, fundraising goals, and events to present to the Superintendent of Recreation.
• Enter swimmers into swim meet events and provide Superintendent of Recreation with required documents to host teams and/or Illinois Swimming. Communicate swim meet information and entries to parents and swimmers.
• Create and maintain the team’s Team Unify website and Facebook page or communicate necessary information to post with the Byron Park District in order to inform participants and parents of upcoming events, registration deadline, schedule changes, etc.
• Coordinate the operation of all home swim meets, including meet referees, officials, timers, concession workers, etc.
• Act as primary responder in case of injury, accident or illness in the pool area and complete required forms.
• Develop and organize team fundraising as applicable.
• Encourage individuals to obtain swim official certifications and inform them of upcoming training courses.
• Set-up and help maintain facility and equipment.
• Follow all Byron Park District policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Maintain good safety awareness and follow all safety guidelines and procedures.
• Wear appropriate Byron Park District, Byron Tiger Sharks or swim attire.
• Complete required US swim coach trainings and attend in-service trainings and staff meetings.
• Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position must be able to remain in or near chlorinated water for extended periods of time. This position may occasionally move objects weighing up to 10 lbs. This position will be required to move about the pool deck and office, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, twist, climb, and reach. This position should be physically fit and have the endurance to perform CPR.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
This position must be able to be exposed to pool chemicals and indoor swimming pool conditions, including high humidity and varying degrees of temperature and light. The noise level of the environment is moderate to loud.

OTHER DEMANDS
This position must also be able to work in a stressful environment due to the responsibility for the safety of patrons and the possibility of working with special needs individuals while remaining in control and resolving problems with participants. This position must have a positive attitude, be able to multi-task and handle daily interruptions successfully. This position must have strong problem solving skills, be flexible and have good verbal and non-verbal communication skills; along with the ability to follow directives and give clear direction to others. This position may feel stressed while working with children and parents with differing competitive philosophies.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements and effects of working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change: e.g., emergencies, rush jobs, changes in personnel, workload, technological development, etc.

Part Time Assistant Coach

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club
SwimAtlanta

Location: Swim Atlanta Hamliton Mill, Auburn Road, Dacula, GA, USA

with SwimAtlanta

Position: Part Time Assistant Coach, SwimAtlanta Hamilton Mill

Compensation is based on experience 

Start date: August 19, 2019

 

SwimAtlanta Hamilton Mill is seeking qualified candidates for a part time assistant coaching position with our competitive Age Group and Senior programs (ages 6-18)

 

Interested candidates should have a passion for the sport, experience with competitive swimming and coaching, excellent communication skills, as well as a strong work ethic and eagerness to learn and grow as a coach and professional. Applicants must have all certifications up to date. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic reliable individual who can not only lead the swimmers but also work well with others. Great organizational skills and time management are essential.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coaching all levels of age group swimmers with a focus on technique and development
  • Work with Head Coach to create and implement season plans, prepare meet and practice schedules, and schedule tryouts and substitute coaches 
  • Attend swim meets on weekends
  • Communicate consistently and effectively with team membership and other team administrative duties

 

Interested candidates should reply with a cover letter, resume, and references to: [email protected] 

Head Swim Coach (Part Time)

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Head Coach
  • Level of Team Recreational
Waynesboro WAVES Swim Team (YMCA)

Location: 810 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA, USA

with Waynesboro WAVES Swim Team (YMCA)

The Waynesboro WAVES Swim Team (YMCA) has an opening for Head Swim Coach.  Qualifications for this part-time position include prior swim coaching as well as competitive swimming experience preferred.  The successful candidate will have the ability to organize and direct swim practices for all levels and abilities.  The successful candidate must also communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing. The Head Swim Coach will operate under the general supervision and guidance of the Swim Team Parents Association and ultimately reports to the Executive Director of the YMCA.  The possession of a valid driver’s license, child abuse, state police and FBI clearances is required.

Head Diving Coach

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Other
  • Level of Team College (Division I)
University of South Dakota

Location: 414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD, USA

with University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota is seeking applications for the position a Diving Coach. This position is responsible for assisting the head coach in developing a NCAA Division I men’s and women’s swimming and diving program including but not limited to: recruitment of prospective student-athletes; training and development of team (both academically and athletically); liaison for academics and other departments on campus; assisting with camp and clinics, and administration.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree required, master’s preferred. Applicants must have NCAA coaching experience, with preference given to those who have 3-5 years of experience. Candidates must have excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills. Must have the ability to work responsibly with minimal supervision and the flexibility to travel, work weekends and evenings when necessary. The selected candidate must successfully pass the NCAA recruiting examination

Lead Site Coach and Assistant Sr. Coach in Sarasota, FL

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club

Location: Sarasota County, FL, USA

with Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team

The Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team, a top 50 USA Swim Club, is looking to hire either a lead site coach for one of our pools in Manatee County or possibly as a Senior Assistant + age group coach at the Sarasota site.

Currently these are part time positions.  Swim meets average once a month with minimal travel involved.  Coaching is between 3:00 – 6:30 each night and Saturday morning.

Position to start any time after August 1, 2019

Great opportunity for a young coach looking to develop in the profession or a retired coach not ready to totally leave the deck.

Sarasota/Manatee Counties are located on the Gulf Coast of Florida approximately 60 miles south of Tampa.  Sarasota has previously been named USA #1 Beach and in several polls listed as one of the 20 most desirable places to live.

Open Water Coach – West Hollywood Aquatics

  • Level of Commitment Part Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team Club
West Hollywood Aquatics

Location: West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA

with West Hollywood Aquatics

West Hollywood Aquatics is currently seeking a coach to lead a new open water training and competition program being established by the club. Candidates should be experienced and motivated coaches who are knowledgeable of open water training and competition for both triathlons and distance swim races.  We are looking for individuals who create great workouts, inspire high morale, encourage recruitment of new members, build team cohesiveness, communicate effectively and provide positive reinforcement for experienced as well as novice open water swimmers.

Job description & responsibilities

  • Starting in early July 2019, coach a weekly ocean workout for a period of 10 weeks, with the potential of adding 6 more weeks, if there is a high attendance & interest level
  • Instruct members on the specifics of swimming and racing in open water with an emphasis on safety and understanding variable conditions
  • Focus and train group for participation in one local open water competition
  • Foster a welcoming environment for new swimmers with the goal of retaining swimmers who try open water swimming for the first time
  • Additional opportunity to coach West Hollywood Aquatics pool workouts
  • Develop and support an active, athletic and entertaining atmosphere
  • Understand and encourage the WH2O founding mission of openness, inclusion and promotion of aquatic sports & competition

Previous experience & skills

  • Prior experience coaching an open water or triathlon program
  • Strong emphasis on safety and understanding of dynamic ocean conditions
  • Competitive swimming experience and knowledge of stroke mechanics and race strategy
  • Demonstrated experience coaching both competitive and recreational swimmers
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor, provide leadership, and exhibit a positive, team-building attitude
  • Physical demands including the ability to instruct and observe participants (out of and in the water), lift and move light equipment
  • Technical abilities of basic email, web applications, microsoft word, excel, powerpoint
  • Organization and planning abilities (travel planning, scheduling, correspondence)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Preferred USMS Certified Coach or USAS Coaching Member or USAT Certified Coach or WOWSA Certified Coach, Adult CPR/First Aid

Compensation & reporting

  • Competitive compensation to be on an hourly basis (or stipend based compensation) for coaching as well as time spent on administrative and planning tasks.
  • Travel expenses and per-diem, annual National Governing Body coaching membership, conferences and development workshops as approved by the board of directors
  • Open water coach reports to the head swimming coach
  • Continual performance feedback and compensation review annually with board of directors

Associate Head Coach – UC Santa Cruz Swim and Dive

  • Level of Commitment Full Time
  • Position Type Assistant Coach
  • Level of Team College (Division III)

Location: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

with UC Santa Cruz

The Associate Head Coach will assist the Head Coach with all aspects of the day to day operations of coaching the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at UC Santa Cruz.  Duties shall include, but are not limited to, season planning, budgeting, recruiting, making travel arrangements, writing and implementing workouts for their own and likely other training groups, and assisting with fundraising and alumni outreach.  Candidates should have 5 or more years of coaching experience, preferably college.  Candidates must also possess or be able to obtain certifications in CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, and be in good standing with USA Swimming.  UCSC is a Division III institution that promotes success in the pool as well as the classroom.

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